Sangioveto di Badia a Coltibuono was created in 1980 as an affirmation of Chianti pride and as a recognition of the quality of the best Sangiovese of this area.
The rules of Chianti Classico didn't allow the possibility of using only Sangiovese and thus was born one of the first SuperTuscans made with 100% Sangiovese.
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2004 was characterized by a “traditional” climate where alternating periods of atmospheric disturbance and stability provided temperatures in line with historical averages. The spring rains and hot summer resulted in exceptional quality with excellent grape concentrations. Hand picking made it possible to carefully select the grapes in the vineyards and, subsequently, on the grading table inside the winery.
Harvest period: 7th October - 27th October
Dark ruby colour with shades of purple. Very intense nose with bouquet of balsamic, flowery violet, iris, spices, red fruits, vanilla and cloves.
On the palate it reveals its great structure, dry and savoury supported by balanced acidity, warm and persistent with great aging potential. Supple tannins become refinement of taste, soft and velvety by time.
Zone of production: Monti in Chianti (SI)
Location: Montebello, Argenina
Altitude and orientation: 260-370 m. s.l.m. Sud, S-W
Soil: Clay, and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 25 -55 years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5500-6600
Grape varieties: Sangiovese
Harvest: Hand-picked. The highest quality grapes from the estate’s oldest vineyards
Vinification: Fermentation with autoctonous yeasts. Cap managed with punchdown. Maceration on the skins for 4-5 weeks
Ageing: 18-20 months in barriques of French oak. 6 months minimum of bottle age before release
No. of bottles produced: 6.400
Alcoholic content (%): 15
Recommended serving temperature: 64°F (18°C)
Serving suggestions: Ribollita (Tuscan bread, bean, and vegetable soup), pheasant, wild game, and stews. Aged cheeses and chocolate
L'Espresso I Vini d'Italia 2009: Excellence